WP Super Cache vs. W3 Total Cache (WordPress Page Load Speed)

Is heard more often lately as Google Search began to put increasing emphasis on website loading speedSites. (Using site speed in web search ranking). A fast loading site that is more likely to be placed on first page search engine (Google com). It will be a criterion for granting Page RankSite. Currently this "rule" applies only to sites in the U.S., but Google will extend this rule to all sites indexed.
For sites / blogs which are based WordPressThe chances of Load speed optimization depend on the complexity Templates (WordPress Theme), The functions PHP used source of plugins of compressing content (HTML, CSS, Scripts) And host server (Web hosting).

WP Super Cache si W3 Total Cache are two WordPress plugins designed specifically to help site owners optimize page loading speed of blog / site. Both plugins turn dynamic content WordPress generated in static HTML content.

WP Super Cache

On many I heard praising performances plugin WP Super CacheBut nobody has tested how long to win (page load speed) With activation si setting plugin.

This plugin Generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver serve That Will file INSTEAD of processing the comparatively Heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

I have tested the plugin on two sites that I use a lot of resources (CPU / RAM) because "page load". Had time CPU large pages .html generated by mod_rewrite. (PONT! PermalinkSites form /% Postname%. Html or /% Category% /% postname%. Html in .htaccess are great for SEOBut are criminal for Apache.) After activating and setting the correct maximum performance Those plugin WP Super Cache have not seen dramatic changes in load speed (page load speed). As expected the server resources (cpu / memory usage) Activation plugin gone unnoticed. Not really understand what did not work for pages cache has done enough. Probably something to crunch the lines .htaccess. It created a real composition there and every visitor who visits the website first "met"..htaccessSite. Many queries / Apache directives that are to increase response time. What is gained by dynamic transformation of static pagesIs lost when loading. Htacces community. The plugin is recommended for those who do not use permalinks.

Page Load Speed ​​with WP Super Cache enabled and set for maximum performance.

WP Super Cache

Download WP Super Cache - via wordpress.org.

W3 Total Cache

Less well known, W3 Total Cache is a worthy contestant plugin WP Super Cache.

The fastest and most complete WordPress performance optimization plugin. W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your blog by Improving your server performance, caching every aspect of your site, reducing the download time of your theme and Providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration.

A somewhat better technology than the previous plugin, compression made "the book" and a .htaccess cleaner that gave visible results even with defaults settings (Quick Setup mode). Activating "HTML minify'Cause performance to be increased significantly.

W3 Total Cache


Download Total Cache W3 - via wordpress.org.

Why not advise people plugins "page load speed" to use. It's always good to read reviews, but a decision is well to test all possible and before settling on the one that is most advantageous.

The tool which supplied the screenshots above is Website Performance Tool and Web Page Speed ​​AnalysisAnd the site I tested the speed of page load not stealthsettings.com :-)

I recommend you read the report made Web Page Analyzer Your web page provides data that shows you exactly where you need to work to improve the performance of your site ;-).

PS. Those who use permalinks (for WordPress) for optimization and have websites that outweighs ~ 3000 of visitors to date, you should understand exactly what each requires mod_rewrite and redirection made from many resources requires each Pugin enabled. Preferably before you get to give money Dedicated Servers :)

WP Super Cache vs. W3 Total Cache (WordPress Page Load Speed)

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Founder and editor Stealth SettingsIn 2006 date.
Experience on Linux operating systems (especially CentOS), Mac OS X, Windows XP> Windows 10 and WordPress (CMS).

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